Business Administration and Management

Programmes offered in this department are National Diploma and Higher National Diploma. This programme can be studied on a open distance abd flexible study option which can be studied via our Online ODFeL portal, ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family.

The Diploma programme and Higher Diploma programme in Business Administration and Management is aimed at producing diplomats with sound theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out a number of activities in a business concern effectively. At the End of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Conduct a simple structured survey on any aspect of business and make appropriate recommendations to the authority.
  • Identify management problems at appropriate levels, analyze them and design management strategies to overcome them.
  • Carry our inspection and auditing of books and records.
  • Carry out evaluation of investment assets for investment purposes and assist in the analysis of investment proposals.
  • Interpret basic statistical data.
  • Assist in the preparation of short and long term budget plans.
  • Write business reports and carry out various types of business communication effectively.
  • Explain basic concepts and principles in economics and their applications in mixed economy.
  • Apply principles of accounts to different types of accounting transactions.
  • Use statistical inferences as aids to business plan and control.
  • Understand the basic principles of law and apply same to business relationship and transactions.
  • Explain various legal principles and procedures governing the regulations of companies as contained in company decree of 1968.
  • Apply mathematics and other quantitative techniques in management decision process.
  • Conduct product-planning surveys for manufacturing organizations.
  • Organize sales and distribution of materials.
  • Carry out market research and similar functions.
  • Carry out effective purchasing tasks and sales advertising.
  • Undertake proper storage and preservation of materials and goods.
  • Keep simple records of financial and other transaction in any organization.
  • Speak and write clear, correct and effective functional English.
  • Buy efficiently and wisely obtaining the best possible value for every Naira spent
  • Ensure continuity of supply both to the markets or production units.

The general entry requirements for the ND & HND progoramme are:

  • Admission into National Diploma (ND) programmes must pass through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by JAMB. The cut off mark for the institution must have been made.
  • Candidates must have at least four credits in the WASC, GCE ‘O’ Level or the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) or their equivalent
  • Credits in English Language and Mathematics (Literature in English and Oral English are not acceptable in place of English Language) and two other subjects from economics, Business Methods, Principles of Accounts, Literature in English, Commerce, History, Statistics, Geography, Government, Agricultural Science/Biology.
  • A credit pass in N.B.T.E. recognized pre National Diploma Examination.
  • Please note that all Higher National Diploma (HND) applicants must possess all the listed O' Level requirements, alongside SIWES Completion Letter and National Diploma Result.
  • National Innovation Diploma (NID) alongside Iive (5) O-Leve1 credits requirements into relevant HND programmes are also accepted.
  • The programme will be for 4 Semesters that will be done within 2 years.

    Institutions will award the Diploma certificates to candidates who successfully completed the programme after passing prescribed coursework, examination, projects and the supervised industrial work experience. Such candidates should have completed between 72-80 semester credit units as prescribed in the programme.

    Diplomas shall be classified as follows:

    Distinction – GPA of 3.50 and above
    Upper Credit – GPA of 3.00 – 3.49
    Lower Credit – GPA of 2.50 – 2.99
    Pass – GPA of 2.00 – 2.49
    Fail – GPA of below 2.00

    It should be emphasized that the National Diploma (ND) programme is terminal and candidates graduating from the programme should be able to perform at that level. Each Diploma programme is expected to run for 4 semesters of 17 weeks, a candidate must take at least 15 credit units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20.

    The Higher National Diploma (HND) programme is expected to run for 4 semesters of 17 weeks, a candidate must take at least 15 credit units per semester while the maximum varies between 18 and 20.

    The curriculum is structured in four semesters of online ODFeL portal, Assignments, Attendance, online zoom meetingor google meets, group work, or ony other available means of communication. Each semester of institutional based activities shall be for a duration of 17 weeks distributed as follows: 15 contact weeks of teaching; i.e. recitation, practical exercises, quizzes, tests etc., and 2 weeks to be devoted for examination and registration.

    The curriculum of the diploma programme consists of four main components viz:

    • i) General Studies courses
    • ii) Foundation course
    • iii) Professional course
    • iv) Supervised Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

    • A. The General Education component includes courses in Social Sciences Studies/Mathematics/ English Language /Communication, Citizenship. Entrepreneurship.
    • The General Education courses shall account for not more than 15% of the total contact hours for the programme.

    • B. Foundation Courses include Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Statistics, and Law etc. The number of hours for the foundation courses shall be between 10 – 15% of the total contact hours for the programmes.

    • C. Professional Courses are specialized core courses which give the student the theory and practical skills he needs to practice in his field of specialization at the technician/technological level.

    • D. Final year (ND & HND) students in this programme are expected to carry out individual project work (not term paper). This should be produced and bounded by the student. Projects supervisors will be assigned to each students.


    This course is accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).


    Application Fee ₦5,000 ₦6,000
    Price Per Course ₦10,000 Per semester ₦15,000 Per semester
    Acceptance Fee ₦10,000 ₦20,000
    Examination Fee ₦10,000 Per semester ₦10,000 Per semester
    e-Library Fee ₦5,000 Per semester ₦5,000 Per semester
    Prerequisite Not Applicable Not Applicable
    Miscellaneous ₦7,000 Per Session ₦8,500 Per Session

    Our Academic Goals


    All of our classes are taught in English. Our programs are designed with students in mind, are versatile, and can be tailored to meet their specific needs. We use a combination of classroom theory and hands-on experience learning that integrates both National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) methods and Dorben Polytechnic learning modalities.

    The realistic approach taken by the Dorben ODFeL in this programme prepares students for professions in today's fast changing and worldwide business environment.

    To be considered competent to write the semester examinations, students must have a minimum participation score of 75% in all courses in which they are enrolled.

    After attending available core and specialization courses, students must finish their entire programme with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in order to graduate. Dorben ODFeL students must also complete an internship program and submit and defend a final research project.

    The student learning portal will automatically assess student participation in class discussions, and Dorben ODFeL lecturers will be responsible for keeping track of it. The student's Continuous Assessment will be based on the quality of their responses to discussion questions and their participation in evaluating discussion questions in the same proportion as the related on-campus programme. Assignments and Quizzes will also be used for students grading points

    The Dorben ODFeL lecturers will be in charge of the primary scoring of students, while the Academic Advisers/Subject Matter Specialists will be in charge of the assessment.

    Academic integrity is a core concept in higher education. Dorben ODFeL has a stringent academic ethics code that all students are required to follow. Plagiarism, attempted theft of academic records or examinations, and grade manipulation are examples of academic dishonesty. Any of these infractions will result in a course failure and/or expulsion from the program.

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